Treasure Island

Tupac Shakur


Can You See the Pride in the Panther


Can You See the Pride In the Panther
As he grows in splendor and grace
Topling obstacles placed in the way,
of the progression of his race.
Can You See the Pride In the Panther
as she nurtures her young all alone
The seed must grow regardless
of the fact that it is planted in stone.
Can You See the Pride In the Panthers
as they unify as one.
The flower blooms with brilliance,
and outshines the rays of the sun.

Submitted: Friday, May 25, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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  • Emmy Rose (3/3/2013 2:27:00 PM)

    Alright, so I'm a white person, just putting it out there. And man, seriously? All those hateful comments, so not cool. I'm going to be real and say this straight out. At first when I got introduced to his poetry, I had no clue that he was a rapper. And I'm not really into the rapper type, and I didn't like his poems at all in the beginning. But I'm nearing the end of the unit of him in my English class, and his poetry is starting to grow on me, but sadly not his rapping. I don't really know him a lot, like some of you guys do. But the way you guys love him and support him are just so wonderful. He was such a great person. P.S. Some of you guys have such great comments, ie. Melina Yepez and Lowell Gloeckl.

    And haters stop being mean, it's not going to get you no where. (Report) Reply

  • Whisperkwane Lamb (10/20/2011 8:09:00 AM)

    just wish to say...sorry you left this me...as a person and poet, your words a beacon for many and gave sight to those who were blind by this world in which we live.
    The truth is still being told, still we die for truth being bold, Tupac in my heart you will never be sold' Pride in the panther' be heard...Mr.X and Dr. Martin L. King
    Tupac saw and help to live the dream...REST EASY MY BROTHER...the truth marches on and on (Report) Reply

  • Melina Yepez (10/7/2011 10:29:00 AM)

    to the people who are hating. im sure you are white. you try to act better than others. then be about it dont talk about it. YOu think your so much better? stop being hypocritical and SEARCHING for a black mans poem just to diss it. anything from the heart is a poem. Im mexican. and what mexicans and blacks have in common, is we have to work for what we want, and we do. Its statistics that white boys and girls join sports just to feel accepted yet still you treat eachother wrong. Blacks and mexicans join gangs and even they treat eachother better than you all do to each other. Open your eyes and see that your not as great as you think you are so stop acting like it. And to Lowell Gloeckle you are a true person and see more than just color. Thanks. To the rest think about your morals. (Report) Reply

  • Lowell Gloeckl (5/1/2011 2:08:00 PM)

    Cant believe some of the negative comments. I am white and find Tupac as a huge inspiration. Tupac achieved more in 25 years than most people would achieve in 3 of his lifetimes. To the people writting the hateful comments maybe u should listen to some of his music and you might learn something. Go do something with your life other than adding more negativity to the world. You may not like him but just know that his words have had a much bigger impact on the world than you ever will. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Stein (5/13/2010 11:17:00 PM)

    ure the only slave her arthez..slave to your own hatred..rot in hell..lol (Report) Reply

  • Konye obaji Ori (5/6/2008 4:51:00 AM)

    This is a poem about his mother, eventhough it can be said to be an allusion of the black people. This poem is as powerful as his song 'Dear Mama' and it glorifies every body struggling for Human rights and equality especially those fighting from an oppressed camp. (Report) Reply

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